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Reset Your Hair Care Routine When Daylight Savings Ends

Reset Your Hair Care Routine When Daylight Savings Ends

Daylight Savings is ending, and that means we’ll turn back the clocks one hour while the days are slowly getting darker, earlier. This time, change gives us an extra hour to snooze (yay), but it can throw off our internal clock, making us drowsy and possibly disrupt our beauty regimen in a cascading domino effect.

Don’t fall back on your beauty routine! The shorter days can mean more time in the evening for selfcare, thus giving us a golden opportunity to implement extra steps to nourish strands and wake up refreshed and at our best. If you’ve had a laissez-faire approach to your haircare during the summer months, here’s why a more structured winter routine can set you up for success!

In our day to day, creating healthy habits and sticking to routines are essential for maintaining the benefits of active ingredients in your beauty regimen. So, let’s embrace the season of Hygge, a Danish word for creating a feeling of coziness, comfort, and wellness during the shorter months of the year by adding small but lavish details to your lifestyle. It’s an optimal time to set new routines and go the extra mile for glistening winter locks.

Prioritize Sleep

What does getting your beauty sleep even mean? While that might seem like a frivolous concept and something Blanche Devereaux might say, it actually holds some truth. When we rest, our bodies go into repair mode, and one function of sleep is to use proteins to rebuild collagen wherever needed, such as the joints and skin tissue. Our bodies are busy generating cellular turnover and using nutrients like biotin to support hair, skin, and nails.

Woman sleeping peacefully

The time change, while a small shift, can disrupt our internal clock and affect our sleep. The extra drowsiness can increase the stress hormone cortisol in our body, which can be detrimental to our energy, mood, and appearance. To lower your everyday stress and help you find balance, try adhering to a consistent bedtime and waking schedule. We love calming lavender scents, chamomile teas, and avoiding our phones and other blue light devices before bed.

Want a bonus wellness tip? Lately, if you’ve been more of a night owl, try being an early bird! Use that extra daylight in the morning to go out for a short, brisk walk. The boost of sunlight exposure and oxygen will wake you up and promote circulation, which is great for your heart, complexion, and hair follicles.

Morning Hair Care Routine

Do you know that your hair can lose precious moisture throughout the night? Even worse is waking up finding our ends are dry while the roots are oily. To reverse this unfortunate bed-head combo, we’ve got you covered with a quick fix. To get zoom-ready-chic in a few minutes, try a small amount of Hair La Vie’s Dry Shampoo at the roots for volume, and apply Hair La Vie’s No.77 Leave-In conditioning spray and Serum throughout the lower ends to hydrate, smooth, and protect.  

Another way to combat everyday fatigue from the time change is to ensure you have all the nutrients you need for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Try the Hair La Vie Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins for daily support to transform hair at the root and maintain shine and fullness. We also love to start our morning with the Hair La Vie Foundation Beauty Elixir with collagen for extra radiance and a glow from within.

Hair La Vie Serum

Nighttime Hair Care Routine

Your nighttime hair routine is as important as your skincare routine! Don’t skip out on a few extra steps to wake up feeling pampered. Here are some suggestions to go to bed feeling like a sleeping beauty.

First, consider shampooing at night. I know some of us need a shower in the morning to jolt us awake; however, a warm shower or bath in the evening not only helps you unwind but can also be instrumental in protecting hair. Removing all the drying styling products and daily pollution can mean hair is better primed for retaining moisture at night. For added hydration, try the Hair La Vie Mask for silky strands. After you’ve rinsed that through and detangled your hair, try adding a few drops of our Organic Argan Oil to nourish and seal in moisture.

A great healthy hair habit and styling tip is to braid hair or wear it in a high bun while you sleep. Leaving hair loose can cause tangles, friction, and loss of moisture. Having your hair tucked away in a braid or bun will protect hair and also give gorgeous texture when you awake without heat styling tools! If you’re a little extra like us, why not upgrade to a silk set of pillowcases like the queen you are! The silk won’t soak up moisturizing hair and skincare products, unlike cotton, and will feel like a small luxury.

Final Thoughts

For many people, the shorter days can feel daunting, but we’re here to encourage making the most of longer evenings for selfcare and creating a feeling of cozy comfort. Let’s take a hint from Scandinavian culture that might know a thing or two about limited daylight and curate healthy habits while hibernating this winter.

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